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my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?

 
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my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
I live in phonix az it was a brown 1 inch to 1 1/2 scorpion that stung my foot!
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03/09/2013 02:24 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
You'll be fine.

Until you aren't of course.
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Probably, even if just to be safe.
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03/09/2013 02:25 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Yes you might want to... To be safe.
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03/09/2013 02:26 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
The hospitals worse than the scorpions.
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03/09/2013 02:26 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Did it look like this?

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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Just amputate and cauterize.
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Everybody has different reactions (just like bee stings). I been stung by them a few times but other than it hurting like hell I had no problems.
Just keep an eye out for abnormal swelling, difficulty breathing ect...
If you start having these symptoms, go to the emergency room.
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Wash the wound with soap and water.
Apply cold compresses to the affected area to ease the pain and slow the venom's spread. This is most effective in the first two hours after a sting occurs.
Try to stay calm and quiet so that the poison spreads more slowly.
Don't consume food or liquids — stings can cause throat swelling and difficulty swallowing.
Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Advil, Motrin, others), can help ease discomfort. But avoid using narcotic pain medications, which can suppress breathing.
If the pain worsens, heat up an iron pan on the stove, cut off your leg then use the pan to cauterize the wound and you should be fine.
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Did it look like this?

[link to 0.tqn.com]
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it looked like that one!
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Nah, you should just hang out on here with us. Wassup?
Occam's Razor, morans!
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Did it look like this?

[link to 0.tqn.com]
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it looked like that one!
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That is a bark scorpion and a sting from them can be quite serious.

I would highly suggest you seek medical attention
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03/09/2013 02:28 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Fuck no you don't need to go. There is the unlikely chance you'll go into anaphylactic shock, but if so you'd already be doing that wouldn't you?

When I was 4 years old I got hit by one 3 times on the neck and I was fine. Pretty much every family member I have has been hit at least once.

You'll be fine. It's similar to three bad red wasp stings at once. That is all.
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03/09/2013 02:33 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Hey man i live in vegas if its a bark scorpion you need to go to the dr now i am not joking.
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03/09/2013 02:33 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
[link to phoenix.about.com]

Only go if shit starts failing in your body (blurry vision, difficulty breathing, vomiting, etc.). Last time I went to a hospital it was for a moderate cut on the foot, and I ended up dealing with MRSA for two weeks.
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03/09/2013 02:38 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Oh, and when I say "go" I mean call 9/11. Probably best not to try driving there if you have trouble breathing or seeing.
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03/09/2013 02:38 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
If stuff starts failing on your body, it might already be too late (depends on how far you are away from a hospital, and if they have the right stuff to give you) I used to live in Idaho, and like everything that could bite you there is poisonous. I assume AZ is the same way.
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Fuck no you don't need to go. There is the unlikely chance you'll go into anaphylactic shock, but if so you'd already be doing that wouldn't you?

When I was 4 years old I got hit by one 3 times on the neck and I was fine. Pretty much every family member I have has been hit at least once.

You'll be fine. It's similar to three bad red wasp stings at once. That is all.
 Quoting: Unixlike


I rescind my previous comment. I was stung by a striped bark scorpion which is apparently much less venomous.
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03/09/2013 02:40 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
bs plain as day
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03/09/2013 02:41 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
In the US there have been only 2 fatalities from the bark scorpion since 1968 despite thousands of stings a year. Apparently the sting is pretty dang mean, though.
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
When I first moved to Phoenix I was stung by a scorpion. I never saw the thing, I just felt the pain and had swelling and redness at the spot I was stung. The venom is like a bee's, bothersome to most, but not harmful unless you are allergic. For very small children and pets you should call poison control or your Dr. Just to be safe.

But they usually tell you to wash the site and take Benadryl, and a cold compress unless signs of a severe allergic reaction appear.

It will hurt like anything for a day or two, but the good news is you aren't allergic so you have no worries.
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Thing is -- unless you're really old, really young, or have a heart/breathing condition the bite is very unlikely to lead to serious complications. Going to a hospital is of itself a risk nowadays, so you really have to weigh the two...
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03/09/2013 02:49 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
bs plain as day
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21171215


bark sc is what i was saying. WATCH OP where theres 1. could be more..... 2 many stings from non-vem could be lethal
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
[link to phoenix.about.com]

[link to phoenix.about.com]


should be OK--
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03/09/2013 02:50 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
The hospitals worse than the scorpions.
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This
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Wash the wound with soap and water.
Apply cold compresses to the affected area to ease the pain and slow the venom's spread. This is most effective in the first two hours after a sting occurs.
Try to stay calm and quiet so that the poison spreads more slowly.
Don't consume food or liquids — stings can cause throat swelling and difficulty swallowing.
Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Advil, Motrin, others), can help ease discomfort. But avoid using narcotic pain medications, which can suppress breathing.
If the pain worsens, heat up an iron pan on the stove, cut off your leg then use the pan to cauterize the wound and you should be fine.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8078225


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03/09/2013 03:09 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Im tryng to fight through the pain!
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03/09/2013 03:11 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Im tryng to fight through the pain!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35801333


I knoe something who stung in the testicles by scorpion in Arizona 2 year ago. He okay now thouh.
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Im tryng to fight through the pain!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35801333


Half a bottle of whiskey really helps. Experience is talking......
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Im tryng to fight through the pain!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35801333


Half a bottle of whiskey really helps. Experience is talking......
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17825805


chuckle
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03/09/2013 05:11 AM
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Re: my foot got stung by a scorpion do I need to go to a hospital?
Nah, you should just hang out on here with us. Wassup?
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